My frostless freezer isn't so frostless.
April 13, 2008 9:32 AM Subscribe
An aging upright freezer keeps icing over. It claims to be frostless, but you coulda fooled me! Easy repair or big bucks? More inside.
posted by GilloD to Grab Bag (5 answers total)
My parents purchased a Kenmore Frostless 19 upright freezer probably 12 years ago. The thing served us well for probably 5 years and then it started to ice up around the door, making it difficult to open. A repairman came and took a look, said it was the gasket and replaced it. Almost immediately the problem returned and it looked like the door gasket wasn't really flush with the frame.
It sat unused for maybe 7 years and I recently took it upon myself to get it into working shape again. After some pulling, I got the door open and the problem is the same as it ever was- Ice rings the portions of the freezer where the door meets the inside the freezer, essentially freezing it shut. The lock has also frozen in place. It closes fine, but if I don't open it every few days to get rid of the ice, it becomes almost impossible to open.
Is this just a gasket issue? Is this a simple fix or are we looking at a bigger problem? Thanks!